February 21 Patience’s Work

Photo by Laura Jostes

Photo by Laura Jostes

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.”

Psalm 37:7

Have you prayed and prayed and waited and waited, and still there is no manifestation?

Are you tired of seeing nothing move?  Are you just at the point of giving it all up? Perhaps you have not waited in the right way?  This would take you out of the right place–the place where He can meet you.

“With patience wait” (Romans 8:25).  Patience takes away worry.  He said He would come, and His promise is equal to His presence.  Patience takes away your weeping.  Why feel sad and despondent?  He knows your needs better than you do, and His purpose in waiting is to bring more glory out of it.  Patience takes away self-works.  The work He desires is that you “believe” (John 6:29), and when you believe, you may know that all is well.  Patience takes away all want.  Your desire for the thing you wish is perhaps stronger than your desire for the will of God to be fulfilled in its arrival.

Patience takes away all weakening.  Instead of having the delaying time, a time of letting go, know that God is getting a larger supply ready and must get you ready too.  Patience takes away all wobbling. “make me stand upon my standing” (Daniel 8:18, margin).  God’s foundations are steady; and when His patience is within, we are steady while we wait.  Patience gives worship.  A praiseful patience sometimes “longsuffering with joyfulness” (Colossians 1:11) is the best part of it all.  “Let [all these phases of] patience have her perfect work” (James 1:4), while you wait, and you will find great enrichment. C.H.P.

Hold steady when the fires burn,

When inner lessons come to learn,

And from this path there seems no turn–

“Let patience have her perfect work.”

~ L.S.P.

From Streams In The Desert, compiled by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

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One thought on “February 21 Patience’s Work

  1. In a world of wanting ” everything we ask for to be given like yesterday” it was comforting to read and reread your post on ‘Patience’. Everything happens to us in God’s time.

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